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Middle Tennessee State University

1301 E Main St

Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132

United States

Company Description

Founded in 1911, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) is the oldest and largest public university in the Tennessee Board of Regents system. The campus occupies 500 acres at the geographic center of the state in Murfreesboro. The General Education Bill ... more

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Employment History

Director

Bradley Academy Museum

Affiliations

Director of Rutherford County Archives and Member of the Archivists
Society of Tennessee

Education

Graduate of the Historic Preservation Program

Middle Tennessee State University

Web References (23 Total References)


The Daily News Journal - www.dnj.com -

www.midsouthnews.com [cached]

John Lodl, former director of the Bradley Academy Museum and current director of the Sam Davis Home, has been named the first full-time Rutherford County archivist.

"I'm very excited to take the position," said Lodl."I'm looking forward to it."
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Lodl, 32, a Davidson County native, arrived in Rutherford in 1994.He ran the archives from 2000-02 as a graduate student at MTSU.
After that he served eight months as senior archivist for the state archives of Georgia in Atlanta, before returning to Murfreesboro to become director of Bradley Academy Museum.He also did investigative work in Nashville for a year before he became director of the Sam Davis Home in Smyrna.
"I have a graduate degree in public history from MTSU," he said.
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"We also have old records crammed into every county office and just about every basement on the (Public) Square, so we have to get a lot of old records out of these inadequate storage spaces and into the new archives building," Lodl said.
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Local historic preservationists such as Pruitt and Barbara Daniel, members of the County Records Commission that hired Lodl, lobbied for several years for a better location.


The Daily News Journal - www.dnj.com -

www.midsouthnews.com [cached]

John Lodl, former director of the Bradley Academy Museum and current director of the Sam Davis Home, has been named the first full-time Rutherford County archivist.

"I'm very excited to take the position," said Lodl, who will assume the new post in September."I'm looking forward to it."
...
Lodl, 32, a Davidson County native, arrived in Rutherford in 1994.He ran the archives from 2000-02 as a graduate student at MTSU.
After that he served eight months as senior archivist for the state archives of Georgia in Atlanta, before returning to Murfreesboro to become director of Bradley Academy Museum.He also did investigative work in Nashville for a year before he became director of the Sam Davis Home in Smyrna.
"I have a graduate degree in public history from MTSU," he said.
...
"We also have old records crammed into every county office and just about every basement on the (Public) Square, so we have to get a lot of old records out of these inadequate storage spaces and into the new archives building," Lodl said.
...
Local historic preservationists such as Pruitt and Barbara Daniel, members of the County Records Commission that hired Lodl, lobbied for several years for a better location.
...
"It's a great facility, they did a wonderful job of building an archives," Lodl said.
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"We are very excited that we have John Lodl as our archivist," Daniel said.
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We interviewed several people that had incredible qualifications for the job, but John just seemed to fit the best of all worlds for the job.


Tennessee Association of Museums News

www.tnmuseums.org [cached]

The Sam Davis Home is Smyrna, TN has hired John Lodl as their new Executive Director. Lodl is a graduate of the Historic Preservation Program at MTSU and he is also an adjunct professor at MTSU.


Rutherford History in the News | Rutherford County Tennessee Historical Society

rutherfordtnhistory.org [cached]

A special thanks for research assistance to the late Robert O. Neff and Rutherford County Archivist John Lodl.


They were required to carry proof ...

rutherfordtnhistory.org [cached]

They were required to carry proof of their free status at all times, and they had to produce their papers to anyone who asked, Rutherford County Archivist John Lodl explained.

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"It is somewhat odd that his sons and daughters did not seek the proper court documents for their freed status until 1861," Lodl said. "But if you think about it, everyone in the local community knew who they were so they did not have much trouble until the Civil War conflict loomed.
"They may have also considered relocating as the war approached, which would definitely require proper identification as a free person of color," he added.
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According to Lodl, Carl Bryant is currently writing a book on his famous ancestor, which will ensure Bryant's place in history and provide further insight for those who truly wish to understand this aspect of American history.

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